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Iraq

Iraq
  • Capital

    Capital

    Baghdad

  • Local time

    Local time

    20:12

  • Population

    Population

    37.67 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +964

  • Currency

    Currency

    د.ع IQD (dinar)

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Iraq

Iraq
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  • Capital

    Capital

    Baghdad

  • Local time

    Local time

    20:12

  • Population

    Population

    37.67 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +964

  • Currency

    Currency

    د.ع IQD (dinar)

  • Average Salary

    Average Salary

    $ 572

  • Petrol price

    Petrol price

    € 0.43 pl

  • Precipitation

    Precipitation

    216mm /year

Geography & travel

  • Country Area

    Country Area

    437 072 km2

  • Forest Area

    Forest Area

    2%

  • Agricultural area

    Agricultural area

    21%

  • Railways

    Railways

    2138km

  • Annual air passengers

    Annual air passengers

    491 962

Population

  • Ethnicity

    Ethnicity

    Arab - 75 %
    Kurdish - 15 %
    Turkoman

  • Religion

    Religion

    Islam - 97 %
    Islam - 97 %
    Christian or other - 3 %

  • Literacy rates

    Literacy rates

    43.7%

  • Languages

    Languages

    Arabic
    Kurdish
    Turkmen and Assyrian

  • Armed Forces

    Armed Forces

    209 000

  • Alcohol consumption

    Alcohol consumption

    0.5 l/person

  • Diabetes

    Diabetes

    9.3%

  • Malaria

    Malaria

    0%

  • Tuberculosis

    Tuberculosis

    43 per 100k

Economy

  • Industries

    Industries

    petroleum, chemicals, textiles, leather, construction materials, food processing, fertilizer, metal fabrication/processing

  • Agriculture

    Agriculture

    wheat, barley, rice, vegetables, dates, cotton, cattle, sheep, poultry

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    petroleum, natural gas, phosphates, sulfur

  • Energy Import

    Energy Import

    -229%

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    petroleum, natural gas, phosphates, sulfur

  • Renewable Energy

    Renewable Energy

    0%

  • CO2 Emissions

    CO2 Emissions

    168 444kt

  • Ease of Business

    Ease of Business

    168 (Best=1, Worst=200)

  • ATMs per 100k people

    ATMs per 100k people

    2

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What not to do when visiting Iraq

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Marker Iraq
Business & Communication

Don't show the soles of your feet to someone in Iraq - it's extremely insulting, feet are seen as unclean body parts.

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Business & Communication

Don’t forget to shake hands when greeting (men) - kisses on each cheek is also common. The number of kisses may vary.

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Business & Communication

Don’t to the ”thumbs-up” or ”A-OK” gesture - it’s considered obscene for older Arabs.

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Did you know

Did you know?

If a man in Iraq sends a gift to someone, he has to pretend he is sending it as another woman, e.g. mother, sister or other acquaintance.

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Business & Communication

Don’t make too long eye contact, especially to a woman if you are a man - it can be considered as harassment.

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Street & Behavioral

Don’t point with a single finger - it's considered rude. Use the whole hand(s) instead.

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Business & Communication

Don't bath naked or topless.

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